Lillian Ling

Freelance Designer / Art Director

DC, USA
I'm a multidisciplinary designer who uses creative writing in tandem with design to develop visual stories. I also make a good bacon mac 'n cheese, and I love cats. Hate spiders.

Work Experience

Morning Consult

Creative Director

+ lead a team of designers working across content, marketing, client services, editorial and communications divisions
+ managed workflow between designers, client services managers, and developers to produce high quality digital products
+ set a design vision for the redesign of Morning Consult’s brand and set brand guidelines and standards for UI and content materials
+ responsible for envisioning and creating new pages for the morning consult website redesign
+ mentored a group of designers to create and draft dynamic visual materials including microsites, compelling campaigns, data visualiza-tions, and interactive projects promoting the brand and content
+ led workshops and lectures for the design team to promote personal and professional growth as designers - includes creating project briefs and leading peer review sessions as well as encouraging rapid iteration from conception to final execution
+ collaborated with upper management to create processes and documents that streamline workflow between the creative team, client services and development departments
+ managed multiple projects in a rapidly changing, collaborative environment and am comfortable voicing creative vision and ideas
+ worked with clients and client services managers to design compelling and interactive data-driven microsites
June 2017 - December 2018 District of Columbia, United States

Design Army

Art Director

+ utilized strong conceptual thinking for project briefs involving print, branding and film
+ provided multiple concepts and sketches under tight deadlines
+ simultaenously developed and time managed multiple projects under strict and sudden timeframes
+ oversaw projects from initial conception to final product
+ strategized the development of individual projects including photography selection, musical selection and social media tactics
+ proven ability to work within teams and shown initiative to take
leadership on group projects
+ shown ability to pick up existing projects and execute product with a quick yet thorough understanding of client needs
+ develop and create mutliple mockups for the purpose of confirming proper execution formally, typographically, and user-friendliness
+ produced a variety of graphic styles and executions that best suited client needs in a creative manner: this includes custom typography
+ wrote copy in various forms for various clients: taglines, headlines, body copy, concept description, and pitch presentations whenever necessary
+ worked with clients as varied as The Ritz-Carlton to Neenah Paper to The Yards, Washington DC and Squash on Fire
July 2015 - District of Columbia, United States

The Wall Street Journal

Graphic designer for Creative Services in Marketing

+ developed visual language for the WSJ brand redesign
+ designed printed business books, cover to cover
+ conceptualization and development for mailers & projects
+ development and refinement of WSJ brand deck
+ template design for marketing style sheets and other marketing material
June 2013 - August 2013 New York, New York, United States

NeonV Magazine

Art Director

+ branding and visual identity development
+ internal system creation for visual style
+ organized work flow between editorial and art departments
+ management skills applied towards lower-level associates
+ print layout & graphic design of the magazine
+ overall artistic direction and conceptualization
+ pre-press & preflight, preparing final files for production
January 2011 - September 2014 District of Columbia, United States

Topps

Graphic Designer

+ packaging design for confectionary products
+ preflight & pre-press, preparing final files for production
+ prototype creation for packaging concepts
May 2012 - September 2012 New York, New York, United States

Active Interest Media

Graphic Design Specialist

+ print design for editorial & advertorial layout
+ prepress and preflight duties
+ illustrations
August 2009 - April 2012 Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States

Education

Pratt Institute

Master of Fine Arts in Communications Design

with distinction
September 2012 - May 2015 New York, New York, United States

Emerson College

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Writing, Literature & Publishing

magna cum laude
September 2005 - May 2009 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Awards

American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards

Best of Show - "The Eye Ball"

2018

The One Club

One Show Merit: 2018 Design: Typography / Static - "MICA Commotion no. 4"

2018

Applied Arts Magazine

Brochure/Catalogue/Series - "MICA Commotion no. 4"

2018

HOW Design Magazine

Best of Show - "The Eye Ball"

2017

Print Design Magazine

MICA Commotion no. 5

2018

Art Directors Club (ADC) - New York

Bronze: Editorial / Magazine Full Issue / Series - "MICA Commotion no. 1-3"

2017

The One Club

2017 Design: Craft / Art Direction - Single or Series - "The Eye Ball"

2017

Type Directors Club

Editorial - "MICA Commotion no.3"

2017

Society Of Publication Designers

Custom Publishing / Educational: Entire Issue - "MICA Commotion no. 3"

2017

Communication Arts

Typography / Editorial / Education - "MICA Commotion no. 4"

2017

Applied Arts Magazine

Magazine Cover / Single - BRAIN magazine

2017

Print Design Magazine

Harper Macaw - The Bourbon Bar

2017

The One Club

Design Packaging / Specialty - Harper Macaw, The Very Political Collection

2017

National Academy Of Television

Emmy Award - "The Eye Ball"

2016

Print Design Magazine

The Eye Ball

2017

Applied Arts Magazine

Motion / Single - MICA Made

2017

Print Design Magazine

MICA Commotion no. 3

2017

Emerson College

Distinction in Poetry

2009

Skills

Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Art Direction, Branding, Concept & Strategy, Editorial / Print, Exhibition Design, Motion Graphics , Poetry, Storytelling, Typography, Video Editing, Writing,

Exhibition Design

Exhibitions where my work was shown/installed:

Inflection Point
MFA graduate communications thesis show
Pratt Institute
http://in.prattgradcomd.com

Pratt x Hennessy Art Challenge: What’s Your Wild Rabbit?
Ralph Pucci International
Los Angeles, California
http://uk.complex.com/style/2014/07/pratt-students-reveal-their-inner-wild-rabbits-for-an-art-and-design-competition-with-hennessy

Scope
Pratt Institute

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Pratt Institute